Monday, 29 December 2014

Mai Yamane - Tasogare (1980 • Continental / Teichiku)

Let's continue our tour of Japan's hidden gems with this killer tune from Mai Yamane's debut LP.

A long time collaborator of Japanese composer Yoko Kanno, Yamane has featured on the soundtracks for several award winning anime series including Macross Plus, Darker Than Black, and Cowboy Bebop; Most notably being the voice behind Kanno's The Real Folk Blues.

Keen listeners may notice the strong similarity between this and Earth Wind & Fire's massive hit, Can't Hide Love; by which Tasogare must have have been inspired. Regardless, this is a song that certainly stands well in it's own right.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Kaoru Akimoto - Dress Down (1986 • Invitation)

We're heading to Japan for our next selection starting with this smooth yet punchy jam from Kaoru Akimoto. More to come.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Pleasure - Spread That Feelin' (All Around) (1980, LP Special Things)

Continuing on my 'bass line from heaven' exploration. A groove to end all from the inimitable 1980 Pleasure classic - Special Things.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Plaisir - Visa Pour Aimer (1984 • Flash Night)

A fantastic boogie gem from France which happens to be the original version of Titus Williams' hit from the same year, Give Me Some Love Tonight.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Earth Wind & Fire - In The Stone • The Reflex Re√ision (2014)

The Reflex is at it again with another excellent revision of a classic, this time turning his hand to the lead track from Earth Wind & Fire's fantastic 1979 LP. We'll certainly be picking this one up when it's available.

Monday, 27 October 2014

The Sound of Music

No.. not Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer dancing in the Bavarian hills but a classic Dayton groove and a superb 2012 edit by Tha_Sco . Be sure to check out is other recent creations

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